Rape accused escapes, Cop suspended in Bhaderwah

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Jammu, Nov 24 (UNI) A police constable has been placed under suspension and an inquiry ordered against him as a rape accused had escaped from the police custody from Bhaderwah police station in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said here today.

''An accused identified as Safdar Hussain, resident of Tanta Draman in Gandoh area, Doda, who was arrested a week-ago, dodged the police net and managed to escape,'' sources told UNI.

The constable took the accused outside the police station as he (accused) wanted to ease himself despite the fact that the toilet facility was available within the police station complex.

Though the police party swung into action on receiving information about his escape but he could not be arrested.

''The Selection Grade Constable, Abdul Latief has been placed under suspension and an inquiry has also been initiated against him,'' they said.

The accused was arrested by police in a rape case and was booked under sections 376 and 363 RPC.

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